NEWS AND FEATURES
Slavery anniversary leads to new discussions
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UM News) — Three United Methodist agencies have assembled a collection of events and written material to help people study and commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first slaves brought to what is now the U.S. in 1619. Jim Patterson reports.
Following in Georgia Harkness’ footsteps
DURHAM, N.C. — In 1939, Methodist theologian Georgia Harkness became the first woman to preach in Duke Chapel, at Duke University. Now Duke students are doing a summer research project to tell the stories of more than 75 other women who preached in the chapel between 1963 and 2001. Deja Finch reports.
First health center opens in rural Congo village
OSIO, Congo (UM News) — For many years the population of Osio was forced to travel long distances to receive medical care. Now the people can stay in the village. Judith Osongo Yanga reports.
Transforming community takes commitment
ORLANDO, Fla. — Seven years on, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church is still working to transform the low-income community of East Winter Garden. Based on community interactions, the church found that one way to help improve safety is to help improve homes’ curb appeal. Lilla Ross reports.
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Lewis Center for Church Leadership
4 ways preaching can boost attendance
ATLANTA — The Rev. Charley Reeb, pastor of St. John’s Creek United Methodist Church, details four preaching strategies to grow a church. His main idea is to connect with people’s interests and meet them where they are.
Cal-Nevada says no to withholding funds, disaffiliation
Zimbabwe United Methodists focus on sports, recreation
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